Ireland’s Most Famous 18th Century Violin Maker

Thomas Perry was an 18th century Irish luthier who is regarded as the Irish Stradivari. One of Ireland’s most prolific violin makers, he has been credited with designing and crafting

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FAQ: The Top 10 Most Asked Questions About The Button Accordion

That’s right, it’s time for the most commonly asked questions about the button accordion. This fascinating instrument features in a number of musical cultures throughout the world and is even

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FAQ: Top 10 Most Asked Questions About The Mandolin

Next up in my line of FAQs is the mandolin. This quick and easy guide will answer the most commonly asked questions about this member of the string family. As

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About The Irish Bouzouki

The Irish Bouzouki is an instrument that raises a lot of questions, even amongst seasoned members of the Irish music community. This intriguing instrument has seen a steady rise in

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FAQ: Top 5 Questions About Irish Violins & Fiddles

If I had a penny for every time someone has asked me “what’s the difference between a violin and a fiddle?” well, I’d have a lot of pennies, which wouldn’t

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FAQ: The 12 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Flutes

Here at McNeela Instruments we’re inundated daily with questions about flutes – our loyal customers really like to keep us on our toes and we appreciate the challenge! I thought

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FAQ: The 12 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Banjos

You asked so we’ve answered. Check out this quick and easy guide with all the answers to your most commonly asked questions about banjos. 1. What is a 4 String

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McNeela’s Top 5 Best Concertina Albums

If you’re looking to improve your concertina playing there’s one thing that’s even more effective than practice, and that’s listening to as much music as possible. Luckily there’s no shortage

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An Ancient Irish Drum: The History of the Bodhrán

What Type of Musical Instrument is a Bodhrán? The Bodhrán is a circular frame drum most commonly found in Irish traditional music. It gained significant popularity during the great folk music

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Modern Day Irish Bouzouki Legend – Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine is one of the most iconic musicians to ever grace the world of traditional Irish music. A multi instrumentalist (Irish bouzouki, guitar and mandolin to name but a

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